# Using \label within a figure float [duplicate]

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Where to put the \label on a figure environment?

My question is rather simple. I have noticed that when I use \label like this

\begin{figure}[h]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{Leslie_Lamport}
\label{fig:LL}
\caption{Leslie Lamport}
\end{figure}


and then refer to this label it refers rather to the section number than to the figure (I've seen it been refered as section.figurenumber but that was due to a package I believe - possibly hyperref). But when using it after the caption

\begin{figure}[h]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{Leslie_Lamport}
\caption{Leslie Lamport}
\label{fig:LL}
\end{figure}


it really refers to the figure number.

Can someone explain the mechanic behind \label to me?

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## marked as duplicate by David Carlisle, qubyte, tohecz, Ian Thompson, PhilippMar 22 '12 at 11:42

Use the \label{fig:LL} inside the \caption{} tag.
\begin{figure}[h]

Why, just place it after \caption –  daleif Mar 22 '12 at 12:10